Brookhouse Aerospace produces a range of composite structures, producing monolithic and sandwich parts from a range of materials, including carbon fiber composite, glass and Aramid cured by autoclave. Kaman also manufactures sheet metal fabrications and machined metal parts, fully supply kits and integrated assemblies. Specialist capabilities include a full range of surface treatments and a dedicated Spares and Repairs capability.
Matthew was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer in February 2021, having previously been promoted to Group Finance Director of the UK Group in February 2019, following a two year appointment as Group Financial Controller, on joining the Group from Grant Thornton UK in 2017.
Matthew is a Chartered Accountant with wide industry knowledge and experience, obtained through his seven years working in practice as an Auditor. Industries include manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail, renewable energy and education.
Matthew graduated from the University of Manchester with 2:1 (MSc) Honours in Business Management. On completion of his degree he obtained his professional qualification with the ICAEW. In achieving the ACA qualification, Matthew obtained four first prize honours for professional examinations within the North West.
Having taken up cycling to complete the Bloodwise London to Paris ride in 2018, Matthew enjoys getting out on his bike around the hills of the Ribble Valley, where he now lives with his Partner Lucy and their three children Felicity, Florence and Henry.
James is an experienced and highly effective commercial professional who has held senior roles in both multinational and SME organisations. He started his career on the shop floor and gained a wealth of experiencing co-founding and building up a successful company, following which he moved into larger organisations and developed his career in commercial areas, eventually assuming full P&L responsibility. He has a thorough understanding of the manufacturing environment – with experience in the engineering, construction and aerospace sectors.